The Syracuse Orange lost a few players to transfer over the course of last season and the offseason. And it appears the final name has found himself a landing spot.
Former Orange safety Chauncey Scissum will play out his final season of eligibility with the UNLV Rebels, as he posted on his Instagram account on Monday.
The New York (West Henrietta) product redshirted in 2013, then saw himself thrust into action for the 2014 season, recording four tackles in 12 games. As a redshirt sophomore in 2015, he started seven games and appeared in 12, recording 43 tackles in the process.
He was expected to be in the mix for one of the starting safety roles in 2016, but ended up largely relegated to special teams in the six games he played in.
Scissum was one of two victims in the scary Naesean Howard off-campus stabbing incident last year. The other victim, teammate Corey Winfield, has already announced his transfer to West Virginia for his own final year of eligibility.
The Rebels are in the midst of a rebuild, but that provides an ample opportunity for Scissum to jump in and contribute. The current safety situation is a bit up in the air for UNLV, so don’t be surprised if Scissum is starting by the time fall rolls around.
As mentioned, Scissum’s the last of the group of the program’s transfers to find a landing spot. Winfield will play at West Virginia, while Kendall Moore heads to fellow Big 12 program Texas. Austin Wilson will compete for the starting quarterback job at Coastal Carolina, and Jordan Fredericks will sit out a year before suiting up for UMass in 2018.
At the FCS level, Trey Dunkelberger will play at Western Illinois. After initially deciding to head to Fordham, Anthony Giudice will continue his career at Lafayette.
Congrats to all of the former Orange players, and best of luck to each of them at their new landing spots.